(October 1963)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of March, June, Sept. and Dec.
On-sale Date
1963-08-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Mort Weisinger

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Adventure Comics #312 and copyright registration.

Superman's Surprise Choice! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman

Play It Safe! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis
A day in the life of a forest ranger (billed as a "true story from the records of the Minnesota Warden Service").

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

The Murder of Lana Lang! (Table of Contents: 2)

Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lori Lemaris
Synopsis
Lois and Lana devise a scheme to make it appear that Lois killed Lana so that she will be convicted of murder based on circumstantial evidence and sentenced to death, then Lana will resurface and show that the death penalty is unjust and nearly killed an innocent woman. However, things go wrong when Lana doesn't reappear as planned.
Keywords
Capital Punishment; Capital Punishment; Flying Newsroom; mermaid; Time Bubble

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Peg / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's go in for a soda, Peg!
Genre
teen
Characters
Peg
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The False Superman! (Table of Contents: 6)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Mike Dawson; Mr. Big [also disguised as Brainiac]; Perry White
Synopsis
Mr. Big fools Lois into believing that his cohort, fake ice cream man Mike Dawson, is really Superman in order to get close to her to find out the name of a secret witness against him.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Letters to Lois / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Donald Topps, Mae Berne, and Charmine Manceau.

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superboy; Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Superman's Surprise Choice! (Table of Contents: 12)

Lois Lane / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman; Professor Potter; Lucy Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis
Professor Potter invents a love detector that should reveal whether Superman truly loves Lois or Lana.
Reprints
Keywords
Beatnik

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Blast Off / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Task Force / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman's Surprise Choice!
    Lois Lane
  2. 1. Play It Safe!
  3. 2. The Murder of Lana Lang!
    Lois Lane
  4. 3. ["Let's go in for a soda, Peg!"]
    Peg
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. ["Hi! Boys and girls..."]
  7. 6. The False Superman!
    Lois Lane
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Letters to Lois
  12. 11. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superboy; Superman
  13. 12. Superman's Surprise Choice!
    Lois Lane
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Blast Off
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
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